New Locker Features & Higher Conversions Are Here!

As of today, ContentLocking.com – a division of CPAlead, has introduced some new features to our Content Lockers, Link Lockers, File Lockers & Download lockers that will drive higher conversions than ever before.

Landing Page Previews On All Lockers!

All Content Lockers, File Lockers, Link Lockers and Download Lockers will now display large previews of the offer landing page to your visitors. Our preview size is proven to generate higher conversions with users not too big, which can hurt the experience but its not too small (like some networks) as users can’t properly see the preview when small thumbnails are used. Our preview size is the perfect size to capture a user’s attention which results in more clicks and more leads for you!
Here are two example screenshots:

Faster Conversions & More Conversions!

That’s not the only thing we’ve done. We’ve also made some optimizations to our offers to increase conversions, particularly in the USA. We’ll still deliver the best overall EPC’s and earnings for your traffic but we wanted to increase the conversion rate so that you can make money faster and without having to send a lot of traffic. Our new conversion optimization makes sure that you get more lead conversions and you get them faster! Combined with our new offer previews, your conversions will be amazing!

New Dashboard Features

Lastly, you will now see a preview of an offer’s landing page when viewing it in your dashboard. We know that the landing page is very important to you and something that you need to see when choosing your offers so we’ve loaded them all for you to view.
See screenshots below:

Try out these new features on your traffic then watch how your conversions and earnings go UP!

Need e-mail Submit Offers?

If you’re an affiliate who’s ever worked with a CPA network then you’re probably familiar with e-mail submit offers. If you aren’t, you would be well advised to learn about them. E-mail submit offers and short form submission offers require that your visitors complete a form and submit their information. Often times they will be asked for basic information such as their home address, phone number and e-mail address. Other times they will be required to answer a few additional questions which pertain to the specific offer (finance, auto insurance or otherwise).

At CPAlead, we have a rich inventory of high quality e-mail submits and short form offers which are SOI. SOI stands for “single opt in” and means that the user need only opt in once for a conversion to take place.

A high quality e-mail submit offer can pay very well. In fact, here are three offers which are currently live in the CPAlead system which pay up to $5.00+ for some basic information. Many affiliates are already taking advantage of these particular offers and generating a great return.

Want to learn more about any one of these offers? Simply click on the image for details or visit CPAlead.com/offers

$5.23 payout per submission

$2.38 payout per submission

CPA Gaming Offers

CPA Gaming Offers

CPA Gaming Offers

Are you interested in running CPA Gaming Offers?

Gaming represents one of the most lucrative markets online and one of the hottest verticals in the world CPA marketing. Unfortunately, many affiliates are concerned that the market may be saturated and that there simply aren’t enough downloads to go around. If you fall into that category, the following statistic may put your mind at ease: In 2013, it is estimated that there were nearly 100 Billion gaming downloads in the mobile space alone. You read that correctly, 100 billion!

What are some of the considerations when entering the CPA gaming space?

  • First off, you’ll want to find a CPA Network that has a wide selection of offers.
  • The CPA Network you run your traffic through will also need to have a system that detects the mobile OS from the visitor and displays the appropriate ad. The last thing you want to do is try showing a desktop ad to a mobile user or an iOS ad to a Droid user
  • Setup your promotional method. There’s no end to promotional methods that target the gaming demographic since it is so expansive, this in turn makes life easier on the affiliate.

Interested in CPA gaming offers? Improve your changes of succeeding by working with CPAlead. As a CPA Network, CPAlead has more gaming offers, across more GEO’s with higher payouts than anyone else in the industry. Browse our offers at CPAlead.com/offers or register today and experience the CPAlead advantage for yourself.

View CPA Offers Without An Account

View CPA Offers Without An Account

Are you interested in browsing the CPAlead’s CPA offer inventory without an account?

If so, we have a great new solution that you’re going to love. Introducing CPAlead.com/offers

CPAlead’s new Offer Page allows affiliate marketers to view all of CPAlead’s offers in a convenient way without needing to have a CPAlead account. Our user friendly layout allows you to search offers by name, payout, landing page style, GEO or vertical. Simply select your filters from our drop down menu and hit search to view one of the nearly 4,000 offers CPA offers within our CPA network database.

In addition, we’ve taken a few additional steps to make finding new and exciting offers even easier. First, we ensure that landing pages are previewed for you when your results are first listed. No more having to click on an offer title to get an idea of what the landing page looks like. Then, we grouped many of our “hot offers” and have placed them on the main page at CPAlead.com/offers  to ensure that they are in plain site. Finally, we display the most recent US offers to be added into our system. That way you’re constantly being updated with what’s new. Of course, if you’re looking for other new offers you’re free to browse through our system whenever you’d like for as long as you would like.

There are a lot of choices when it comes to Affiliate marketing through a CPA Network. We’re fully aware that all of the CPA networks are constantly saying that they have the most offers or the best payouts and we believe that talk is cheap. CPAlead has nearly twice as many offers as other leading CPA networks and we’re opening up our database to the world. We want everyone, with or without an an account, to have access to our offer inventory. Take a look, compare us to the other CPA networks and see what CPAlead can do for you. While everyone else spends their time marketing to you, we’ll spend our time working for you so that you can generate results! What are you waiting for? Browse our inventory right now and put CPAlead to the test!

 

Hot Offers For February 2015

revitol cpa offer

revitol cpa offer

The Health & Beauty Vertical is HOT

Achieving success in affiliate marketing requires that you constantly monitor the space to find out which offers and verticals are generating the best results. As such, affiliates are constantly looking for the hottest offers and latest trends in online marketing. Knowing which verticals are performing the best provides you with the guidance that you need when planning out future promotional methods. Each month, CPAlead will bring you a shortlist of verticals (also known as categories) that are performing particularly well in the world of affiliate marketing.

For February 2015, our hottest vertical is Health & Beauty

Health & Beauty offers are extremely attractive to most affiliates since the payouts per lead tend to be higher than most CPA offers. Recently, CPAlead has added over 250 different Health & Beauty offers which allow affiliates to target traffic from around the globe. Our unique selection of high quality ad campaigns is matched with exclusive payout rates that are unmatched within the affiliate marketing space. As a result, the Health & Beauty vertical has flourished and is generating an extremely high ROI for affiliates.

Here are but a few high quality examples

Zeta Clear $38.00 CPA

Garcinia Cambogia $42.75 CPA

Green Bean Coffee Max $42.75 CPA

How Can You Get Started?

For any affiliate looking to gain access to our Health & Beauty inventory, which includes over 250 offers from over 50 different countries, you need to apply to the CPAlead Affiliate Marketing platform which can be found here. In order to be approved, please be sure to include all of the requested information and please do detail your promotional methods. Once accepted to our platform, you will immediately have access to our entire selection of Health & Beauty offers as well as over 7,000 more CPA offers which yield the highest payouts available online.

For those affiliates who are already part of CPAlead’s affiliate marketing platform, simply log into your dashboard and use our filter system when searching for offers. Select Health & Beauty and our system will display the available offers along with landing page previews, promotional info and payout information.

Here’s to a happy and “healthy” 2015!

Students Love Affiliate Marketing

Students Earning With Affiliate Marketing

Students Earn With Affiliate Marketing

College Students love affiliate marketing?

Students are generating hundreds of millions in the online world of affiliate marketing. How are they doing it? Much more easily than you think! How can that be? Shouldn’t a college student be worried about paying tuition and getting good grades? Yes, they should be focused on both and given their high level of success in the world of affiliate marketing, it seems that they’re doing a great job of generating revenue to cover tuition and then some. In fact, the age demographic that generates the greatest amount of revenue among affiliates is 18-34 years of age. The majority of college students are between the ages of 18-26. In terms of numbers, its estimated that over 89% of traffic volume to CPA networks comes from the 18-34 year old age demographic and slightly under half of that comes from individuals who are, or have been, enrolled in college!

What can their success in affiliate marketing teach us?

Before understanding what we can gleam from this information, we need to understand what this age demographic’s strengths are and how they apply to affiliate marketing. The average college aged affiliate marketer has a very strong sense for what is trending. In fact, you could simply say that college students are enthralled with things that are trending. Whether they’re reading the latest tweet, listening to trending music, watching television programs or spending hours on Trending.com looking at “all things trending” – this age demographic keeps a close eye on what is in trend. How does that relate to Affiliate Marketing? When you’re able to understand what the public views as trending, you are able to craft out marketing and promotional strategies which help capture the public’s attention. For example, knowing that two very popular celebrities are feuding may prompt an affiliate to build out a domain following said feud. With the right knowledge, that affiliate would have the advantage of being an early mover and that would lend well to their ability to rank on search engines which would ultimately help them drive traffic. Given the high affinity that this age demographic has with social media, its highly likely that they would also be driving traffic from social platforms as well. Whether its music, celebrities, fashion, technology or otherwise – its important to know what is trending and what is not (I guess it may be time we all started visiting sites like trending.com)

The lesson here is to stay current. Your ability to understand the interests of web surfers allows you to develop promotions and strategies that will capture their attention. Far too often, we as affiliate marketers, tend to narrow in on way method and close our minds out to fresh new ideas. While some are listening to the radio, a trending affiliate might be TheGrind.com checking out trending hip hop or soundcloud where they’re listening to new music. While we’re browsing online stores, trending affiliates are looking at the latest pins on a trending platform. Since trending is synonymous with the terms “new, fresh and current” its important to stay on trend and understand what web surfers are looking for. The sooner you move, the better your position.

Students promoting student loans?

The younger, college aged, demographic doesn’t only follow trends – they leverage their knowledge to capture traffic from their peers. Let’s take another real life example. In recent months, the student loan category within LeadGen has been a lucrative niche. Which group is leading the way in lead generation for student loans? Students of course! Many students are the owners of information based web sites which help others navigate through finding loans and paying their tuition. These web properties, in turn, are trusted sources which drive high quality traffic and convert extremely well for student loans ad campaigns.

The lesson here is simple, find a topic that you’re an authority on and you will be able to build trust with users. Following trends can be very helpful but when we’re out of our element, success is elusive. Remember, content is king so find something that you understand well and that the public wants to learn more about. Generate quality content and you’ll do very well. Simple right? You may be wondering “But what if I don’t know much about any of the trending topics”. This is where you need to do your homework, being knowledgeable or becoming an authority on a topic doesn’t require you to have a degree on the subject matter. You simply need to know more than the general public. If you know more about something than someone else does, your information is useful and can teach them. In that vein, you simply need to provide information that would be helpful to the average Joe. Do that and you’ll begin seeing results in affiliate marketing.

 

 

Upload Files, Download Money

Upload Files Download Money

Upload Files Download Money

Which CPA Network / Affiliate Marketing platform let’s you upload files and download money?

CPAlead does! For those of you that don’t already know, CPAlead has more affiliate marketing options than any other CPA network and includes a pay per download solution that generates some outstanding results. Powered by CPAlead, GetFiles.co is a leading pay per download solution that allows affiliates to upload files then generate revenue from anyone wishing to download said file.

The Next Level Of Pay Per Download

GetFiles.co is no ordinary pay per download solution. Typically, users are limited in their options with a pay per download network and must use advertisements that have been passed down from advertiser to CPA Network to PPD network. The problem is that, every time an offer or advertisement gets passed along, a portion of its earnings are taken out as commission. In other words, pay per download affiliates have the earnings stripped off of their offers by multiple networks before they ever get a chance to start promoting them. As a result, there’s less revenue to be generated. With GetFiles.co your ads are untouched and yield maximum value since they are directly delivered to Affiliates through CPAlead. You’re also able to access exclusive offers from the exclusive advertising relationships that CPAlead has been able to cultivate since 2006. As one of the oldest and most respected affiliate marketing platforms in the world, CPAlead’s list of exclusive ads is one of the largest in the world of CPA Networks, so you can rest assured that you’ll see more through our GetFiles.co platform than you will through any other pay per download platform in the world.

Exclusive Features Too!

Advertisements are extremely important and serve as one of the cornerstones to any affiliate marketing platform or CPA network. However, you can’t go very far if you’re not provided with the appropriate tools with which to promote those advertisements. GetFiles.co has multiple exclusive tools which allow you generate bigger revenues from your files. With our custom landing page creation tool, you can (easily) design a landing page that is picture perfect. By matching your landing page to the file that you’re trying to promote, you provide visitors (potential revenue) with a sense of confidence and trust. Those visitors, in turn, are far more likely to initiate a download and generate revenue by interacting with our advertisements. So why use a cookie cutter landing page when you can use one of the most advanced systems in the world?

If you’re an affiliate marketing user who’s interested in trying pay per download, you don’t want to miss out on having better ad offers and you certainly don’t want to miss out on having tools that will help you monetize your files. Why miss out at all? Sign up with CPAlead and start realizing the true value of your files.

 

Affiliate Marketing: More Money In 2015

More Money Affiliate Marketing

More Money Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate Marketing should receive 35% more spending in 2015

according to reports by the CMOSurvey.org . This represents opportunity for Affiliates who are working with a CPA network for their affiliate marketing? Typically, in years when we see an increase in global spending, we tend to see payouts increase for CPA offers. The amount by which there is an increase from one advertising campaign to another but there is a general increase in payouts. More importantly, the abundance of online advertisements almost certainly increases with additional spending. More often than anything else, the increased budget means higher volume tolerance. In other words, a CPA offer that may have been capped to 1,000 leads will increase to allow perhaps 1,350 leads (using 35% as the exact example).

Does This Impact Everyone?

In general yes. Not only are budgets increased for specific ads, but larger budgets allow for tests in additional markets. This bodes well for affiliates since it is common to have traffic around the world and some areas can be difficult to monetize. As new offers and ad campaigns are made available for more areas, the monetization process becomes easier.

Will I Make More Money?

There is no guarantee that any one specific individual will generate more or less money when spending increases. However, there is 35% more money to be made and that means each and every person has a great opportunity to generate revenue from their affiliate marketing efforts. There’s never been a better time to put forward your best effort with a pro active CPA Network and we invite you to work with CPAlead this coming year. Our staff monitor the market place and are constantly working to ensure that you have bigger and better opportunities to grow your earnings.

Winning In Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate Marketing Winning

Affiliate Marketing Winning

Winning In Affiliate Marketing comes from playing to your strengths

Do you know what your strong suits are? Have you experimented with different methods of affiliate marketing? Do you have access to a CPA Network or affiliate marketing platform that provides you with multiple avenues for which to pursue success in affiliate marketing? Or do you, as is often the case, have but one option in front of you where a network offers you a commission for selling something and nothing else.
What I’m really asking is whether you have options to succeed as an affiliate marketer. There are, in fact, many sub-divisions within the world of affiliate marketing but not every affiliate network provides you with access to the various tools and offers that allow you  to test these different sub-divisions out. Let’s take a look at a few of these options and describe how they appeal to different skill sets. Who knows, when you’re done reading, you may end up re-thinking your strategy.

PPC marketing

Pay per click, or PPC, marketing requires that a user click on an advertisement in order for that ad to generate revenue. This form of marketing is primarily used as a
promotional method for those working with an affiliate network (Cost Per Click would be the equivalence for an advertiser). With PPC, the affiliate would promote a CPA offer (cost per action – pays a set amount when a user takes an action such as a purchase, completing a survey etc) offer by purchasing traffic on a pay per click basis. The primary idea here is to generate more revenue from the offer you promote than you spend promoting it. This can also be viewed as arbitrage. Having a strong understanding of marketplace data is important as it will allow you to select the appropriate offer and pair it with a vertical where there is a positive value equation. An ability to track, manage and analyze financial or statistical data is critical here.

Content Locking

Content Locking is a type of affiliate marketing that is performed by barring access to specific content and requiring that a user interact with an advertisement before moving forward. Content Locking is often referred to as pay per download (PPD), file locking or link locking. Conceptually, they are all the same. In any case, a good CPA network should provide you with a variety of options that range from a landing page creator to control over how your content locker behaves. As a marketer, you would benefit from understanding trends within the market place and being creative. If you can understand what is in high demand and deliver it, users are likely to complete offers on your content locker in exchange for access to the restricted content. If you are creative, you can create high quality content that entices users to complete an offer.

Lead Generation

An affiliate marketing paltform should also have the ability to provide you with access to lead generation offers. Although the term “lead” can apply to a vast majority of things, it is narrowed to describe specific verticals when we associate it with lead generation. Lead generation refers to offers that cover spaces like auto insurance, home insurance, mortgages, loans and all other financial instruments. While many skills can help in the world of lead generation, many successful marketers tend to be skilled at search engine optimization (SEO) and are able to create a portal site that leads to specific offers. If this sounds like something you’re good at, you may want to look deeper within your affiliate marketing platform to find lead generation offers.

CPA Marketing

Traditional CPA Marketing tends to cover CPA offers and promotional methods that are not in any one specific sub category. CPA marketing is rather inclusive and is generally understood to imply that incentivizing users to interact with the ad is not allowed (that is reserved for Content Locking and associated methods). If you’re working with a CPA network then you’re already engaged in this type of marketing.
The above list is by no means an inclusive of all affiliate marketing sub categories or the skill sets that you require in order to succeed. However, the idea here is to stimulate thought and encourage you to explore whether the different categories within affiliate marketing. An affiliate network with options is one that allows you to grow as a marketer. At CPAlead, we’re very proud to be recognized as a leading affiliate marketing platform that delivers multiple options and opportunities to our users. Remember, you can’t find the right fit if you aren’t willing to explore different options!

Affiliate Marketing Mistakes

Affiliate Marketing Mistakes

Affiliate Marketing Mistakes

Affiliate Marketing mistakes can be costly

Are you making affiliate marketing mistakes that are costly? While mistakes help us learn and improve, we thought it would be helpful to review a short list of practices that you can correct in order to start generating better results today.

1. Fooled by Words

Far too often new affiliates visit industry “review” sites. Unfortunately, the credibility of review sites in the world of affiliate tends to be extremely low. More often than not, it’s the company that pays the most in “sponsorship” dollars that receives the best reviews. Think about the sites you’ve looked at. Have you noticed that the same companies running banner ads are also near the top of the review list? Have you noticed that those same companies “never” receive a single bad review? Don’t be fooled by the words.

2. Fooled by Numbers

Another common practice, or malpractice, in affiliate marketing is the manipulation of statistics. When dealing with affiliates, I often suggest that they look at their overall earnings and disregard the rest when comparing networks. An Affiliate Network may constantly adjust the amount of clicks they display to inflate the earnings per click that an affiliate is able to generate. Rather than racking your brain and trying to understand who is telling the truth, simply follow the money. At CPAlead, we’ll always cut to the chase and talk dollars and cents like any good CPA Network should. This is a practice that a good CPA network will take and it tends to clear things up quickly. Sure, you can find a page full of manipulated statistics aimed at giving you a false impression, but the idea is that stats are simply a tool to help you analyze your efforts. If you want to know what solution is best for monetizing your traffic, keep an eye on your paycheck. After all, what would you rather see? Some numbers on a screen that tell you you’re doing well or some numbers in your bank account that prove you are? As the old saying goes “Money talks…”

3. Go BIG or Go Home!

A lot of newcomers entering the affiliate marketing space learn about it through online forums. They see screenshots of other people who make $1,000 per day, they read about how others in the marketplace were able to quit their jobs and they feel a fire start burning. An Affiliate will sign up and put in 10 hours a day for two weeks then suddenly quit. The reality is that there is nothing magical about internet marketing. If you’re hoping to hit it big in your first month, you should use your marketing budget towards lottery tickets and keep your fingers crossed tightly. You should be able to start generating revenue in your first month and the wise affiliate will look at the time spent as an investment towards their future. Keep your head down and work hard for 6 months. Don’t focus on how much you’ve earned, focus on learning more and improving your practices. The money will follow.

4. Over Spending on Affiliate Marketing

In the same way that you don’t need to wear a $10,000 suit when applying for your first job at the local grocery store, you don’t need a $10,000 budget to get your start in affiliate marketing. Whether you’re doing Content Locking, Display CPA, PPC or anything else, the barrier of entry is low. Too many beginners dream up a big idea then put a budget behind it and feel extremely discouraged when things don’t pan out. Affiliate Marketing with a CPA Network is like anything else in life in that you need to learn and fail. Failures are learning experiences and help you understand what works. If you throw your budget into an idea when you have no experience and can’t understand what will work, how can you expect to be successful? You’re, in essence, buying another lottery ticket. Don’t fall in love with an idea until you’ve done your homework and learned about what works or doesn’t. Scale up slowly, make small investments and watch to see how things unfold. When you start getting the hang of it, you’ll naturally increase the scope of your projects.

5. Play to Your Strengths

Don’t worry about what seems to be on trend within the marketplace. All too often, newcomers in Affiliate marketing hear the buzz about a new method and want to get on board. Chances are, if everyone is talking about it then you’re too late. There are a lot of different ways to engage in online marketing; Content Locking, display CPA, Lead generation, Pay per click and more. Let’s take PPC (pay per click), being successful for most affiliates requires a strong grasp on mathematics so that you can calculate where and how to spend then forecast your results. Don’t feel pressured into doing it because some guy with a blog took a picture of a Ferrari that probably isn’t his. Focus on where you feel strongest. It might be that you prefer to create videos or software and want to market them with a Content Locker. You may have a very good understanding of the car insurance marketing and want to drive leads through lead generation campaigns. Whatever the case, you’ll enjoy far more success if you play to your strengths than you will following a trend.

If you’re new to affiliate marketing you should read this list then re-read starting at point one. When you’re done, read another dozen articles from industry professionals then begin crafting out a plan. Its better to take an extra day performing research if it means that you’ll save yourself months of heartache.

Authored by Peter Tarr, CEO of CPAlead.